Several hundred power customers remain without electricity in wake of Sunday’s winds |
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Chuck Biedka

About 700 West Penn Power customers remained without electricity late Thursday, four days after high winds left hundreds of thousands in the dark and cold.

As of 11:40 p.m Thursday., just eight Duquesne Light customers were in a similar situation.

Duquesne Light was reporting four customers were without power on Pittsburgh’s North Side, with five other customers affected in scattered locations.

West Penn Power listed about 700 customers still affected in Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler, Washington and Westmoreland counties.

“The storm, with near hurricane force winds, ranked among the top three in the last 20 years for Duquesne Light,” the utility said on its website. “Wind damage resulted in countless uprooted trees, 500 downed wires, and 125 destroyed poles.’

As was true most of the week, West Penn Power still was showing the most outages in Westmoreland and Washington counties, with about 151 affected in Westmoreland and about 482 in Washington. There were about 50 in Allegheny County, 11 in Butler County and less than five in Armstrong County.

The utility is expecting all of them to be restored on Friday or Saturday, according to its website.

More than 144,000 of West Penn’s 2 million customers lost service during the storm.

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